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June 6, 2022 ,

Top news: ROCKAWAY INSIDER WITH MAX PALKO

Despite his youth, Max is an old hand at Rockaway – as a member of the Ventures team, he examines and evaluates investment opportunities, monitors the start-up market, creates financial models, and helps maintain the current portfolio. Investment he recently had “on his conscience” (in the best sense of the word) include companies such as Viviere or Lingvist.

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Rockaway Insider with Zuzana Prokšová, marketing manager at Vivantis

Zuzana Prokšová has been working in marketing since 2009 – during this time she worked her way up from a catalogue registrar to marketing manager at Vivantis, where in May she will mark her sixth year. At the Chrudim-based e-shop, which specializes in perfumes, cosmetics, jewellery, and fashion, and which last year achieved revenues of CZK 1.5 billion, she is responsible for a team of 30 people including contractors, and 13 e-shops. You can read about how she deals with such great responsibility in the next issue of the Rockaway Insider newsletter.

Rockaway Insider with David Rakušan

A nice and friendly nature combined with high intelligence, strong will, and the desire to constantly learn and develop – that’s David Rakušan, who two years ago became another important building block in the Rockaway Blockchain Fund. As investment manager, he’s primarily responsible for portfolio management, but in a few months he’ll be taking a year-long break because he’s getting ready to do an MBA at Singapore’s prestigious INSEAD.

Anna Zbirovská: New talent on a ventures team that’s on the move

There are usually two types of university students. There are those who try to fly through their semesters as quickly as possible and give a wide berth to anything else university-related, and then there are those who take advantage of every opportunity their studies offer them. Anna Zbirovská, who has been working for Rockaway since January as an Investment Associate, was without a doubt the second type – and about ten times over. But, as she says, work terms, competitions, Erasmus programmes, and other opportunities gradually opened doors to the world of investment. Today, at the age of 28, Anna is responsible for helping Rockaway find and analyze new start-ups that have market-changing potential.

ROCKAWAY INSIDER WITH JAN GALGONEK, CEO of Mind2FLO

People. Jan Galgonek mentions them often, because for him they’re not only the alpha and omega of good business, but also the best investment. And they motivate him outside work too – the founder and CEO of the recently created Mind2FLO agency group, which concentrates on expertise in media, content, technologies, and e-commerce, has a lot of drive and is capable of focusing 100 % on everyday obligations while making sure that he has the same focus on his personal life too.

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